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Simona Tofani

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Simona Tofani

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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FRANCESCA

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom apartment with terrace in historical centre of Florence

In the area of Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. At the second and unique floor, in Via Vinegia n. 2, a small and very quiet road in a pedestrian area, these two lovely and particular apartments have been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have. Home parfumes, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

My sister and I take a high pleasure to ensure our guests the best staying by taking care of you since your very first enquiry to your departure.. We own and manage personally both apartments so you'll always be checked-in by one of us and we'll be avaialble for you any time for any question, help or need you may have..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding dated back to the XV century and share a private entrance from the road, in front of the magnificent stonewall of the medieval S. Remigio Church, in one of the oldest and most famous area of Florence. The location is so central that you can easily get back home any time of the day for a quick rest or a bite and go out again to visit this magnificent city, With all kind of shops just around the corner and Piazza della Signoria at 1 minutes walk, these property are really in the centre of the centre!

With some of the best restaurants, ice-cream, fresh pasta, street food an coffee bar just around the corner you'll be able to enjoy your staying with no efforts trying to find out where you can have the best ice-cream of Florence!!

Both with two confortable bedrooms, with high-quality linen and duvet, sitting room and kitchen and a 5th bed in the sitting room.

Simona's apartment has got a cozy and secluded terrace full of plants and partially covered. With a coffee table and 5 comfortable seats, it's perfect for breakfast, tea time or a glass of wine..

Francesca's apartment has two brand new contemporary bathrooms with big and comfortable showers, antique wooden high ceilings but NO terrace!

Via Vinegia 2: a very strategic position! You can look at the tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria from Simona's terrace or from Francesca's kitchen .

Simona's apartment has been entirely restored and redecorated with taste at the end of 2008. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Perfumes d'ambience, extra-virgin olive oil of our own production.. LCD TV with decoder.. Antique furniture.. A house prepared with love to give you a place to relax after a full immersion in the beauties of the city!

Francesca's is our new apartment, completely restored at the end of september 2011: it has its own personal taste with the same attention to details: wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, antique furniture and contemporary confort: two bright new full bathrooms with extra large showers, kitchen fully equipped, a relaxing sitting room..

Both apartment have their own heating and a/c, our guests can easily set them as preferred

History and leisure: The entire historical centre of Florence has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and Via Vinegia is just in the middle of it! All the major sites are within walking distance: Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte vecchio, The Duomo, The magnificent church of Santa Croce: everything is just around the corner.

And if you like to try the very best food you have a choice of restaurants and, most of all, you are at 10 min. walking from one of the oldest and most famous market in Florence, The Sant'Ambrogio market where you can buy the most exquisite traditional food.. and as far as ice-cream is concerned, Vivoli (the most famous one) is at 3 min walking

Via de Neri, the road at 20 mt from Via Vinegia is full of all kind of shops: groceries, take away, chemistry, fruiters, ice-cream, bakeries, mini market, bars, laundry...

Anything you may need is just around the corner!

Car: The centre of Florence is closed to car with specific rules. We suggest you NOT TO ARRIVE WITH A CAR if you can. You won't need (and you won't be allowed too) to use it during your staying in the city. But in case you should have it, we will be glad to give you all the informations you may need for entering and parking in this area. Please take note that since June 2013 the area around the property is going to be Pedestrian so there is no way to reach the apartments with a car

More Details

Details for Francesca 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Our new property has been under a complete restoration ended in sept. 2011. It has been appointed with the same attention to details and comfort as per our previous and highly reviewed apartment Simona: They are both on the same floor with a private entrance from the road, so no other properties have access to them. The apartment is in an ancient building right in the middle of the historical centre of Florence. You can look to the tower of Palazzo Vecchio from the windows of the property. Stones away from all the major sites of Florence, it is still in a quite road with almost no traffic. Wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, two bright new and contemporary bathrooms both with extra-large showers, a brand new kitchen and a sitting room/dining area with antique furnitures and a 32in LCD tv: this is the property. Take note that Francesca unit DO NOT share the terrace with Simona's. A/C and Heating are of exclusive use of the apartment. Guests can easily controll them
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simona Tofani (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Simona Tofani

I am a florentine in love with Florence! But I also love to travel and always look for places that can make me feel home away from home. So I prepared these properties asking myself what I, as a traveller, would have loved to find in a rental property and try to do my best to accomplish this goal. That's why you'll find tea and coffee available on your arrival or the home fragances to welcome you at the property.

Simona Tofani purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Simona Tofani chose Historic Center

From the very first moment we, my mom and me, visited the apartment (the actual Simona unit) we realized it was special.. Even if it had to be entirely restored (believe me, it was terrible!!) we felt it was very special..

The terrace and the view on these 800 years old stone walls of San Remigio chuch, the tower of Palazzao Vecchio so beautiful at any time of the day.. the calm and tranquility while just a stone away from everything, a few steps and you get to the crowded and lively Via de neri.. The apartment really needed to be updated but the display was gorgeous.. All moved, perfectly designed to have a sleeping area and a daily area, the ancient ceiling in the sitting room.. A house of carachter..We fell in love at a the very first sight!!!

The same happend when we were able to purchase the property beside (the actual Francesca unit) which has its own carachter too.. Again we entirely restored it but what a result!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review of Via Vinegia 2



This apartment provided a great base from which to explore Florence. Tucked away in a quiet street between the Piazza Signoria and Santa Croce, the location is excellent, within walking distance of just about everywhere. The apartment itself is as nice as the photos with large bedrooms, lovely bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen, all immaculate and finished to the highest standard. Simona was very welcoming, explaining how everything worked, and leaving a huge bowl of fresh fruit and the essentials for cooking – olive oil, tea and coffee and lots of condiments. She was also available at any time for questions or advice. There are several shops to buy food and wine nearby, and lots of good restaurants. We especially enjoyed Trattoria Anita on the next corner and Pennello near Dante’s house. Staying in this apartment was so much more enjoyable than a hotel and much more reasonable. I feel I’ve found my ‘home away from home’ and will definitely be going back.
Apr 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Francesca
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5

Great Apartment and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four stayed in the Francesca apartment for seven nights in November. It has a great location - quiet, close to restaurants and an easy walk to many of the sights. We found the apartment to be very clean, comfortable, spacious and has WiFi too. Simona and Francesca were both so very helpful, from answering our emails promptly, meeting us at the apartment and even calling a taxi for us on our last day. We truly enjoyed our stay in Florence and would definitely return to this apartment again.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Historic Center Florence
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5
A great apartment in a perfect location near all the main cultural attractions but in a quiet side street. Well furnished, and supplied with little extras that make a great difference - eg coffee and toilet paper provided! We would return.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Francesca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459?uni_id=1198858
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Historic Center Florence
5

Lovely apartment and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was impeccably clean and perfectly suited for our family of 4. Bathrooms brand new and plenty of closet space. The location was ideal. Right near every major attraction. We would highly recommend this apartment to friends and family. Simona and Francesca were extremely helpful helping to make a restaurant reservation and taxi to the train station.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review, it really pays off all our efforts!
I really hope to meet you soon again..
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Francesca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459?uni_id=1198858
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Historic Center Florence
5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5
If you stay here, you won't be disappointed! Very comfortable, clean and absolutely the best location. Simona and her sister are very friendly and helpful. I'd jump at the chance to return there! we were 2 couples and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Grazie per tutto Simona! Forse un giorno ritorno a Firenze!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Francesca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459?uni_id=1198858
+39 -3355922211
Historic Center Florence
5

Beautiful Apartment in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5
A gorgeous apartment, we loved staying here and highly recommend it. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, very responsive at all times and incredibly helpful when we arrived, she showed us around and gave great recommendations for dinner - the restaurant Anita just steps away was so fantastic we ate there twice!
The apartment is beautiful, very elegant and stylish furnishings and everything is of the best quality. Plenty of space too with 2 bedrooms and 2 large and modern bathrooms. The beds were exceptionally comfortable! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could need and the living area was cosy and comfortable.
The location is second to none, the streets around the apartment are lively and buzzing full of great bars, restaurants and so much going on. That said, it was also very quiet and calm when you got inside the apartment. It is so close to all the main tourist sights and we found it a real home from home. Highly recommended and we would love to go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Francesca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459?uni_id=1198858
+39 -3355922211
Historic Center Florence
5

TERRIFIC APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
What a find!!! Great location, great space, great beds and linens, super clean, comfortable, and everything you could possibly want for your stay in Florence. Incredibly quiet for the location as well despite its proximity to some very noisy streets. Tons of restaurants, markets and shops just around the corner. Simona, the owner, was a pleasure to work with and made the entire process very easy. She even arranged a taxi for us to return to the airport. A lot of nice, personal touches that reflect the care, pride and attention to detail that she has put into making the apartment the perfect accommodation for travelers who want an authentic experience. In my opinion, the photos accurately reflect the space..in fact, I was quite surprised at the amount of room we had. Having 2 full bathrooms was a bonus! It's great for 2 couples or a family of 4 or even 5 if you don't mind using the daybed in the living room which makes a VERY comfortable single bed. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives...I hope to have the opportunity to return to Florence and would stay here again if it's available. Thanks Simona for a wonderful experience!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1/A11
Car: not necessary

The property is located in a quiet small road, Via Vinegia 2, between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the medieval walls of St. Remigio church. We are in a pedestrian area in the very heart of the historical center of Florence. Every famous artistic site can be reached in a few minutes: piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Palazzo Pitti. The area around the property is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, internet point and wireless cafè and any services needed (supermarket, laundry, pharmacy etc..) This area is known as ZTL (limited traffic area) and from June 2013 it will be pedestrian.

No cars are allowed to reach the property in no case (apart from taxis) so in case you plan to arrive with your car in Florence, there are special instructions. We'll be glad to provide them

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Rates & Availability

From €150 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
low season
Jan 8 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€800
€2,400
 
 
medium season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
€2,800
 
 
high season
Apr 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
medium season
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
€2,800
 
 
high season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
final cleaning €60
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.
Notes We'll be glad to provide all the required info about our reservation policy once you get in touch
The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure
Rental price up to 4 pax - ELECTRICITY ON CONSUMPTION
Our rates ARE DISCOUNTED from the 4th NIGHT on and accordinlgy with the lenght of your stay, please ask for a quotation
Heating/Electricity are on consumption

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite - toilet , shower , bidet , shower 70x120
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , shower 80 x 100
  • Both bathrooms have two beautiful large showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size bed 160
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , large single beds (90-200)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , singolo 80-190
  • The master bedroom has got 2 large single beds and a bathroom en-suite The second bedroom has a queen size bed. Please take note that we can accomodate a 6th person adding a 3rd single bed in the masterbedroom Both bedrooms are provided with soundproof windows
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The stairs common to both apartment have only 14 steps up from the road. Elderly with no particular problem of deambulation can easily jump them.

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